Teacher Review for Edmodo

Great Fun for a range of ages and abilities! Really hooked my kids on Shakespeare

Dion O.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
To introduce Shakespeare, we used a template to create Elizabethan insults. I set up a class page (about 2 mins) and they set up their accounts and joined the group (about 5-10 mins depending on language ability). We then spent the lesson hurling abuse at each other through the class Edmodo page - a great way to get the kids using language and exploring all the features of Edmodo. We then used Edmodo as the primary platform for our classes. They discussed questions posed by each other, took quizzes, watched videos, worked in small groups (really easy to assign groups) and played games. I added parents to the class using the parent codes, and they really appreciated being able to see what was going on in class - being let into the learning environment. Being given badge rewards motivated students and we even made class badges together. My EALD students really experimented with language and the visual cues were great for them I would really recommend this - and it is a good way for connecting with other teachers and storing resources!
My Take
A great way to grab the attention of my students. I have set up class pages for all my classes, which are spread from year 7 - 10 and a range of abilities. I also teach EALD and these kids love using it - so visual!